Monthly Archives: October 2012

Halloween Activities

Steve and Erin met on Halloween about 15 years ago. This afternoon her friend Sara, whose son is in Paco’s class, took Paco trick or treating at the stores downtown and Erin, went with Raquel and Tommy – I think also to the stores. Then tonight Steve took the boys trick or treating in the neighborhood, while Erin with Raquel’s help handed out treats at the door at home. Erin couldn’t remember or describe what the boys’ costumes were.

Erin was excited to talk with Raquel’s mother via Skype.

Barbara

Needing Zofran

About 4 am this morning Erin sent an email saying that she needed the anti-nausea drug which is Zofran. (She wrote the long formal name, Ondansetron ….. which I didn’t recognize.)  I had ordered a refill of it a couple of days ago and it was to be ready at noon today.  So, when my bridge got cancelled about 10 am this morning, we were able to pick up the prescription after noon, and take it to her in Davis.

Raquel, the au pair, greeted us at the door. We were both struck by how neat and cleared out the house was. I had not been there in quite a while, so I don’t know how much of it is due to Mišelka, the former au pair, and how much of it is due to Raquel or Steve.

As we were driving to Davis, Clark got a call from his 2nd son, Scott, who lives in Marin. He was actually in Davis and coming to Sacramento to see us and Jim, #1 son. The timing was perfect, and Scott came by as soon as we got back to Sacramento.

Scott said that his daughter Julia is flying to Colombia on Dec. 31st, where she wants to spend some time just living amongst the people. Colombia is where Raquel is from, so we are hoping to get Julia and Raquel together soon. Julia spent her junior year in Chile, so she is fluent in Spanish.

Barbara

Life in Davis

I talked to Erin tonight and she said she and Raquel, the new au pair, worked for about an hour today straightening up the garage. That would be quite a project.

Judy was going to Trader Joe’s, so she stopped by and picked up Erin and took her with her. Judy said she had no trouble with the wheelchair. Erin has a very light weight transport chair which you can lift with one hand. It doesn’t have a large wheel, so it isn’t so good for riding any distance on the sidewalk.

It took 2 hours to get Tommy to sleep tonight.

Barbara

Wheeler and Judy Oct 21, 2012

Last weekend Wheeler and Judy were standing next to each other,
so I had to snap this photo of contrasts in height. I think he has
grown another couple of inches.

Erin wrote a draft tonight that said that she had gone to Mass
today with Raquel. It was in Spanish and Erin found it dull. Erin
also said that she watched the Giants World Series winning game
and Paco was being very sweet.

Judy tried to write a blog last Thursday, but it vanished. I, also,
couldn’t find it in the drafts.

Yea, Giants!
Barbara

Thanks Mom.

Crazy. Paco turned into a sweet kid tonight.

I was watch the game in the ither room. Paco swithed back from the kids and me.
I also went with the gal, R. to Mass. It was in Spanish and, well, dull. I count of, but the people  bored.

 

The pain is in my left arm is it hurts. I cannot where is shouldnmy arm. At lease I can use my pain. Pain is a pain, that it being dead and no moving!

 

I hope I can write that make something. But I am tired, so if some, sorry!

 

Erin

Extending her stay

I received a call from Steve this afternoon saying that instead of coming back to Sacramento this Monday, Erin wants to stay an additional week in Davis. She is enjoying the boys. Paco had his last soccer game today, and I think Erin went. Paco seems more relaxed with Raquel, the new au pair, than he has previously. Raquel has an International driver’s license, but needs a Social Security number before she can get a CA driver’s license.

So, I will rely on either Erin or Steve to post blogs this coming week.

Barbara

Good vs Bad

Steve has gone to 2 nights. I will tell tomorrow. I need to head.

No sleep

I woke up at 10:30 this even. Arg. I have a lot of drugs but nothing has worked.

The kids are sleeping in the room. One is with me the other one to the floor. Steve on Napa for 2 nights. The new person here…is just wonderful.

Steve’s mom can and was a while. It amazing. I felt that I was a happy place.

Erin

Off to Davis

Cindy picked up Erin at about 6:30 pm tonight and took her home to Davis for a few days. While waiting for Cindy, Erin had fallen asleep watching the Giants game.

Shannon picked up Erin this morning and they went to a “cheap hamburger joint” which Erin couldn’t remember the name of, and then to Target where Erin purchasd a package called “Skirt steak for carne asaada” for Clark amongst other things.

Erin showered all by herself this afternoon while I was napping, did her laundry, sorted it, and packed her suitcase.

Barbara

Oncology Appt

Erin had an appt with Dr. Adams this afternoon.  She was pleased to have lost another 2 1/2 lbs in 4 weeks, but she wished it were more. Dr. Adams thought that Erin was animated and talking about lots of different things.

She said to be sure and write that Clark fixed her a hot pastrami sandwich tonight at 10:30!

Barbara

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